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More women are running for office at every level

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By Alexi McCammond | Axios

Trump’s election may have been shocking to many Democratic women throughout the country, but now women are running for office in record numbers and at every level.

By the numbers: More than 15,000 women have contacted She Should Run — a nonpartisan organization dedicated to recruiting and training women to run for elected office — since last November. And more than 19,000 have contacted EMILY’s List, a group that helps get pro-choice Dem women get elected, since Trump’s victory.

Related: Women take the lead for northern Arizona’s public lands

Why it matters: Women from both parties are underrepresented in political office, and having more gender parity among lawmakers at all levels could influence legislation and policies in the future.

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